July 2013

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What is the most influential, thought-provoking, or helpful psychology book (moral/social/general) you have read?

I found Moral Minds by Marc Hauser to be a great introduction to the field of moral psychology, and I think many members of our lab would agree. It is interesting, easy to read and comprehend, and covers all the main thoughts, theories, and empirical studies regarding morality, moral development, moral decision making, etc… Read more about We want to hear from you!


Did you know, the Astor in St Kilda screens a double feature on Wednesdays for only $10? That’s worth crossing the river for!

Ahem. That little only-Melbourne-relevant plug aside, this post is about one of the movies I saw there recently: Antiviral. (The second movie was Byzantium, which I also recommend – but only if you’ve already seen the superior Let the Right One In.) Read more about Antiviral

WWZ - The (Amoral) Movie

I already blogged about World War Z when I was attempting to read the book for the second time. I put it away again after that too, but picked it up (for the third time!) when the movie came out. Read more about WWZ - The (Amoral) Movie

Tax Time Morality

We often discuss hypothetical moral intentions about particular issues; sometimes we measure certain observable behaviors like donations or stealing during laboratory experiments – but the way people behave when doing their taxes is an interesting real life moral dilemma. Read more about Tax Time Morality